Many shops and venues have re-opened since the 2011 earthquake. That means the world famous, pop-up Re:START mall keeps evolving. Here, more than 50 boutiques and cafés are housed in shipping containers.
Recently, the 109-year-old Isaac Theatre Royal re-opened its doors to host touring performances.
Nearby Rekindle turns waste wood from demolished red-zoned homes into beautifully crafted wooden jewellery, art, toys and furniture. One of their side projects, Whole House Reuse Project, presents the challenge of reusing an entire house to save it from waste.
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed the Transitional ‘Cardboard’ Cathedral to replace the fatally damaged ChristChurch Cathedral – a concert venue and exhibition place as well as a church. Its innovative design utilises cardboard tubes and the remains of the original rose window.
To see how the city is transforming, jump on the Christchurch Tram.